Shawn Byfield award winning choreographer

DO NOT Create Another Theatre Show Until You Read This

Shawn Byfield and cast of award winning musical "i Think i Can"

Shawn Byfield and cast of award winning musical “i Think i Can”

FLASHBACK: That time when I created the #1 musical in Canada with no singers, no band, and not one page of sheet music. And we actually beat We Will Rock You for Outstanding New Musical at the Dora Awards!

Such a blessing and I’m still so grateful.

Here’s an educational post I hope you find useful.

Just recently a friend asked:

“Shawn, how do you get paid for big shows?”

In a nutshell, I develop **multiple streams of income.** Here’s an example of my pay for this one show:

1) as co-writer/creator of the story;
2) pre-production workshops of the ideas and select scenes;
3) to choreograph the whole show;
4) a percentage of every box office ticket sold…

Does everyone get compensation that way?

Nope.

But because of my unique skill set and tremendous experience and value I bring to the table, I’m in a unique position to accept many revenue sources.

If YOU want to learn how you can do the same, it’s as easy as dropping me a line.

Anything is possible if you’re willing to think WAY outside the box. In fact, just throw away the damn box. STOP copying what everyone else is doing. Research some people who ACTUALLY know what they’re doing and have the success you want, and just LEARN FROM THEM.

Most importantly, encourage yourself and your team to have tons of imagination and #ThinkBIGGER 😉

Did you find the free tips and advice in this post valuable? Leave your comments below, I really do read ’em!

– Shawn B

Shawn Byfield, certified speaker, entertainment authority and entrepreneur

Shawn Byfield, certified speaker, entertainment authority and entrepreneur

As a sought-after presenter, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who train and mentor with him every year. To get your group learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends!

Black Holes, Photosynthesis And Electomagnetic Coils – For Dummies

Cast of i Think i Can L-R: Tammy Nera, Matthew Brown, Tosh Sutherland, Kyle Brown, Tangara Jones, Jennifer Stewart

Cast of i Think i Can L-R: Tammy Nera, Matthew Brown, Tosh Sutherland, Kyle Brown, Tangara Jones, Jennifer Stewart

Ever wonder about this confusing science stuff?

I hear ya.

In the award-winning show i Think i Can, the class science teacher Miss McColl (hilariously played by Melody Johnson) energizes her students with her passion for physics and discovery and challenges them to win First Prize at this year’s Science Fair.

But what the heck IS a black hole? What does photosynthesis even mean? And who really cares about electromagnetic energy anyway? A quick Wikipedia summary:

  1. BLACK HOLES: A black hole is a region of space from which nothing, not even light, can escape.“Hyperbolic orbits following an inverse-square gravitational force field…”
  2. PHOTOSYNTHESIS: A process that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds, especially sugars, using the energy from sunlight. The process plants use to grow from sunlight.
  3. ELECTROMAGNETIC COILS: is formed when a conductor (usually an insulated solid copper wire) is wound around a core or form to create an inductor or electromagnet.

“Science, Science, SCIENCE! And today in SCIENCE, we’ll study the laws of motion. Oh, the laws of motion are my favourite notion…” – Miriam McColl

Now get to science class. And if you can’t get to class, go watch i Think i Can and see how we TAP into E=mc2!

– Shawn B
www.Twitter.com/ShawnByfield

I Think I Can Ottawa

I Think I Can Tap Dance Show Ottawa

i Think i Can

OTTAWA:
National Arts Centre

May 11th – 28th, 2011
Click Here To Get OTTAWA Show Info And Tickets

OTTAWA: I Think I Can Open Today Only at NAC

Shawn Byfield & Florence Gibson's I Think I Can tap dance musical

Shawn Byfield & Florence Gibson's I Think I Can tap dance musical

YES! If you know anyone in Ottawa, my musical I Think I Can is running today at the NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE. There are no shows tomorrow or Monday.

Who’s supporting me? Who’s supporting tap dance? Who’s supporting awesome Canadian theatre? COMMENT so I know I’m not wasting my time creating good stuff…

– Shawn B

(Or at least send me a tweet! @ShawnByfield)

I Think I Can Ottawa

I Think I Can Tap Dance Show Ottawa

i Think i Can

OTTAWA:
National Arts Centre

May 11th – 28th, 2011
Get OTTAWA Info And Tickets

Behind The Scenes of I Think I Can – Opening Night

So. If you needed to know, the cast of award winning musical I Think I Can is pretty hot. True story.

If you’ve only seen them in costume on stage, let me assure you: each cast member is a certified Maxim or GQ model. Not only do their tap dance feet burn up floors, but they set every camera in a room on fire!

Here’s photos from opening night celebration at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Peter Hinton, artistic director of the NAC and Allen MacInnis, artistic director of LKTYP were in attendance along with hundreds of energized fans who just watched the show…

…And gave it a Standing Ovation.

Congratulations to The Tap Firm on taking over- and turning heads- in the Nation’s Capital.

Click Here For Tickets To See I THINK I CAN in Ottawa

The ladies: Melody Johnson, Tammy Nera, Tangara Jones, Jamie McRoberts & Jennifer Stewart strike a pose

The ladies: Melody Johnson, Tammy Nera, Tangara Jones, Jamie McRoberts & Jennifer Stewart strike a pose

Gentlemen: Kyle Brown, Shawn Byfield, Matthew Brown, David Cox & Tosh Sutherland.

Gentlemen: Kyle Brown, Shawn Byfield, Matthew Brown, David Cox & Tosh Sutherland.

Tangara Jones & Jennifer Stewart work the red carpet.

Tangara Jones & Jennifer Stewart work the red carpet.

NAC Artistic Director Peter Hinton with Co-creator and Choreographer Shawn Byfield

NAC Artistic Director Peter Hinton with Co-creator and Choreographer Shawn Byfield

Co-creator & Choreographer Shawn Byfield strikes a pose with cast member Matthew Brown

Co-creator & Choreographer Shawn Byfield strikes a pose with cast member Matthew Brown

The cast of I Think I Can all smiles at Canada's National Arts Centre.

The cast of I Think I Can all smiles at Canada's National Arts Centre.

Click Here For Tickets To See I THINK I CAN in Ottawa